Monday, February 15, 2010

A quick tour through Charlottesville's Woolen Mills section

When I moved here, I was tickled that Charlottesville had two news & arts weeklies. In Boston and Providence, we only had one (The Phoenix). Many people seem to have strong opinions about our publications, but I've always enjoyed reading both. I have to admit that Cville Weekly edges out The Hook a little bit because I know some nice people who work there and because of their monthly Abode section.

Abode has great features about design, green living, and architecture in Charlottesville. When the little turquoise newspaper boxes have a new issue in them, I'm overjoyed.

I recently realized that the Cville Weekly staff has a jam packed Youtube channel and there are a number of Abode videos! Check out this one, where the editor films a tour of homes with modern architecture in the Woolen Mills section of Charlottesville.



The snow doesn't make for the best scenery, but I definitely saw a few homes I hadn't noticed before since I don't spend much time in Woolen Mills.

Can you tell that we have a renowned school of architecture in this town? :)
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3 comments:

  1. What a great find! There are some really fantastic (and hidden!) architectural treasures there!

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  2. Take a ride to the end of Market and see the little row houses built for the mills's managers and the building developed into condos. The power plant is owned by my daughter and SIL. They used to rent one of the row houses. It quite a historic area.

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  3. the brick duplexes at the end of Woolen Mills Road (East Market Street) housed Woolen Mills workers. The managers lived at the west end of the Woolen Mills Village:

    http://www.historicwoolenmills.org/memories/m12.html

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